- Social innovators such as Katia Ferrar, an Adelaide academic who plans to open a pro bono, student-led physiotherapy and podiatry clinic for homeless people.
- Entrepreneurs such as Yarrie Bangura, an inspirational young woman who wants to contribute to Australia by bringing a traditional African product to her new homeland.
- Creative champions like Connor O’Brien, who has developed Tomely – an Australian e-bookstore designed to support the Australian literary community.
- Tech innovators such as Tung Tran, a police investigator developing an app to help police gather and present crime scene evidence.
On 24 November, musicians, medical researchers, athletes and even a fashion anthropologist were also named 2016 AMP Tomorrow Makers.
Once again, our recipients represented a wide range of ages—the youngest being 12-year-old Hamish Finlayson, a Townsville student who is developing an app to educate young people about autism, and 74-year-old Helen L’Orange, who wants to help elderly Australians to stay connected with the community.
Are you a Tomorrow Maker?
If you’d like to participate in AMP’s Tomorrow Fund initiative next year, stay tuned as we announce the opening of our grants program in April 2017. Visit the AMP Tomorrow Fund website to find out more or to express your interest in applying next year.
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